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11-year-old girl raped on Goa beach

Posted by on March 16, 2011 0 Comment

Panaji, March 16 (IANS) An 11-year-old girl was allegedly raped at Goa’s Colva beach by a 20-year-old man, police said Wednesday.

Police said the girl was waiting for a bus near Colva beach – 40 km from here – with her elder sister, also a minor, Tuesday night when the accused offered them sweets. He then took them to the beach and raped the 11-year-old girl behind a bush.

“We have filed an FIR (first information report) after we learnt about the incident today (Wednesday) morning. We have some leads and we are looking for the accused,” a police official said. The police refused to name the accused.

Auda Viegas, who heads a local women right’s group Bailancho Ekvott, said the incident only highlights the fact that beaches in Goa are not safe for women.

“It is shameful. What kind of a tourist state is this? Women are not safe in Goa. There should be more vigilance on these beach stretches during late hours,” Viegas told reporters here.

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